金曜日, 3月 3

The Season of Lent, Shrove Tuesday

I had never heard of Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or as one website favored saying Pancake Day as said by the proper Brits. Check out the history! But in fact to me it just sounded like an exciting evening of breakfast for dinner!! Well that's exactly what we did last Tuesday... crepe/pancake style at the Elliot's house as a means to kick off the Lent season. Lent or "fast" is a time of fasting, prayer, temptation, and repentance. It is not required in scriptures, but has been a custom of Christians for over 2,000 years. It is by no means necessary and its participation is different from denomination to denomination, person to person. It lasts 40 days (46 days counting Sundays) up until Easter and stands the period of time that Jesus was tempted and fasted in the wilderness. Last year at the conclusion of Lent in our Bible study group, many of us gave testimony on what we had learned in our struggles. In the past the focus of Lent was (and still is):

1. A time to prepare new converts for baptism through classes and instruction.
2. A time for long-standing Christians to review their lives and renew their commitment to Jesus Christ.
3. A time for backsliders to be restored to the faith.

As an added bonus to Pancake Day since 1950 (my mother reminded me), Buckinghamshire, England and Liberal, Kansas, USA, have been holding an International Pancake Olymipcs. Go Kansas, Go Kansas!! But how sad, my Kansas was not able to defend the title this year after a 7 year streak!!! Well, there's always next year....maybe I'll try out for the team! ^_^

The goods.

A few of the fixins, minus the ham, cheese, & tomatoes.
John, rather dismayed that his pancake is rapidly loosing heat, as he waits patiently for the rest of the family.
Sarah, the fabulous chef.

2 件のコメント:

swirlogirl さんのコメント...

dang im hungry! thanks a lot!

Sarita さんのコメント...

2 cups flour, 2 cups milk, 2 eggs...and lickety-split, fry it up, ya got a crepe ^_^!!